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MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1 effective October 1, 2019 available

Via the CMS.gov MDS 3.0 RAI Manual webpage:

September 18, 2019

MDS 3.0 RAI Manual

This page contains the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1 and MDS forms, effective October 1, 2019. This version of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual incorporates clarifications to existing coding and transmission policy; it also addresses clarifications and scenarios concerning complex areas. Since the preliminary release of the manual on May 20, 2019, changes have been made to clarify which assessments swing bed providers must complete; the definition of the “interruption window” for interrupted Part A-covered stays; the coding of item I0200B; and changes related to group therapy policies, as well as other corrections. Please see the document titled “MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1 Replacement Manual Pages and Change Tables_October 2019” posted in the Related Links section at the bottom of this page.

MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1 October 2019 

  • A single PDF file of the entire RAI manual for use as an electronic version with bookmarks that you can click on to take you to each section of the manual.

MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v 1.17.1 and Change Tables October 2019

  • Traditional zip files of the RAI manual and the change tables that crosswalk the changes made to this year’s manual. Note: This is the same material as the item above, except there are separate files for each chapter or subchapter.

MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1 Replacement Manual Pages and Change Tables October 2019

  • Replacement pages for this year’s manual changes for those who want to update their existing paper-based manual with just the pages that have changed. It also includes the change tables that crosswalk the changes made to this year’s manual.

MDS 3.0 Final Item Sets v1.17.1 for Oct 1 2019 

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